nsIBrowserGlue is a dirty and rather fluid interface to host shared utility methods used by browser UI code, but which are not local to a browser window. The component implementing this interface is meant to be a singleton (service) and should progressively replace some of the shared "glue" code scattered in browser/base/content (e.g. bits of utilOverlay.js, contentAreaUtils.js, globalOverlay.js, browser.js), avoiding dynamic inclusion and initialization of a ton of JS code for *each* window. Dued to its nature and origin, this interface won't probably be the most elegant or stable in the mozilla codebase, but its aim is rather pragmatic: 1) reducing the performance overhead which affects browser window load; 2) allow global hooks (e.g. startup and shutdown observers) which survive browser windows to accomplish browser-related activities, such as shutdown sanitization (see bug #284086)
This interface is implemented by the following components:
void sanitize ( nsIDOMWindow parentWindow )
Deletes privacy sensitive data according to user preferences
- parentWindow: an optionally null window which is the parent of the sanitization dialog (if it has to be shown per user preferences)
Reference documentation is generated from Mozilla's source.